Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Your International Stock Allocation

By investing in stocks or stock mutual funds you are investing in businesses. Should you invest only in the businesses of your home country, or is it wise also to invest in businesses in other countries?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Investment Return: Price Change, Dividends, Inflation and Taxes

Investment return consists of price change and dividends (or interest), but you also must consider the impact of inflation and taxes in determining your true return. In this post, I look at the impact of price change, dividends, inflation and taxes on an investment in the Vanguard Small-Cap Value Index fund over the 10 years ending 8/2/2010. In the remainder of this post, I’ll refer to the fund by its ticker symbol, VISVX.